NYTimes.com, ProPublica and FRONTLINE claim top prizes at US Online Journalism Awards

The Guardian was among the prize-winners at the US Online Journalism Awards this year for its reporting on Gay Rights.

The British news organisation shared its Explanatory Reporting award with NYTimes.com.

The NYTimes.com, along with ProPublica and FRONTLINE, also won a General Excellence Award at this year’s banquet, held in San Francisco.

Each of the General Excellence award-winners took home $3,000, courtesy of the Gannett Foundation.

The OJAs were launched in 2000 and are administered by the Online News Association and the University of Miami’s School of Communication.

Here are the winners in each category:

Knight Award for Public Service
Homicide Watch D.C.

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Small
FRONTLINE

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Medium
ProPublica

General Excellence in Online Journalism, Large
nytimes.com/

General Excellence, Non-English, Small/Medium
Rue89 (France)

Gannett Foundation Award for Technical Innovation in the Service of Digital Journalism
Storify

Breaking News, Small
No finalist, no winner

Breaking News, Medium
Hurricane Irene Threatens New York City, WNYC

Breaking News, Large
Occupy L.A., Los Angeles Times

Planned News/Events, Small
Congressional Primaries 2012, Knight News Innovation Laboratory, Northwestern University

Planned News/Events, Medium
12:51, Stuff.co.nz and The Press

Planned News/Events, Large
The Reckoning – America and the World a Decade After 9/11, The New York Times

Explanatory Reporting, Small
EarthFix

Explanatory Reporting, Medium
College Completion: Who Graduates from College, Who Doesn’t, and Why It Matters, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Explanatory Reporting, Large (tie)
Connecting Music and Gesture, NYTimes.com

Gay Rights, State by State (and Beyond), The Guardian

Explanatory Reporting, Student
No finalists, no winner

Topical Reporting, Small
EarthFix

Topical Reporting, Medium
Continuing Coverage: NYPD Stop and Frisk, WNYC

Topical Reporting, Large
Middle East Voices, Voice of America

Online Commentary, Small
Bear 71, National Film Board of Canada

Online Commentary, Medium
Mad Men Coverage, Slate Magazine

Online Commentary, Large
Grantland.com — Bill Simmons, ESPN

Feature, Small
Coal: A Love Story, Powering a Nation

Feature, Medium
Breaking Caste, globeandmail.com

Feature, Large
Mauritania, CNN

Feature, Student
Slab City Stories, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Small
No Choice: Florida Charter Schools Failing to Serve Students with Disabilities, StateImpact Florida (WUSF and WLRN-Miami Herald News Public Radio)

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Medium
Broken Shield, California Watch

Gannett Foundation Award for Innovative Investigative Journalism, Large
Stand Your Ground, Tampa Bay Times

Non-English Projects, Small/Medium
Mexodus, Borderzine.com (Mexico / U.S.)

Non-English Projects, Large
Portraits of Paraná, Gazeta do Povo (Brazil)

News and Online Commentary, Student
The Red Line Project — NATO Coverage, The Red Line Project, DePaul University

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